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Low-Latency C++ Developer (Equity Options)


3 January 2024


Our client, a prop trading firm, is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Low-Latency C++ Developer with expertise in equity options to join their dynamic team. The successful candidate will play a crucial role in designing, implementing, and optimizing low-latency trading systems while leveraging knowledge of equity options.



  • Design, develop, and maintain high-performance, low-latency trading systems using C++.

  • Implement and optimize algorithms to ensure quick and efficient execution of trades.

  • Apply in-depth knowledge of equity options to enhance trading strategies and systems.

  • Collaborate with quantitative analysts and traders to implement option pricing models and risk management strategies.

  • Identify and implement optimizations to achieve low-latency requirements.

  • Conduct performance analysis and tuning to enhance system efficiency.

  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including traders, quantitative analysts, and other software engineers, to ensure seamless integration of systems.

  • Participate in code reviews and provide constructive feedback to maintain code quality.



  • Bachelor's or higher degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

  • Experience:

  • Proven experience in C++ development with a focus on low-latency systems.

  • Demonstrated experience in equity options trading and a deep understanding of option pricing models.

  • Experience with Linux development environments.

  • Strong understanding of networking protocols and communication.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic work environment.

  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.

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